NDOW Southern Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

LAKE MEAD – Boaters are catching 1- to 3-pound stripers between bouts with windy weather conditions. The fish have been taking anchovies in 40-60 feet of water near the Boulder islands. Nights are starting to cool making dusk and dawn fishing ideal for catfish and stripers. Largemouth bass are biting in the Overton Arm on crankbaits and plastics right after sunrise. Anglers are catching catfish from shore in the Las Vegas Bay area using anchovy pieces.

LAKE MOHAVE/ WILLOW BEACH – Action for largemouth and smallmouth bass has picked up in the Cottonwood Basin with the fish chasing silver poppers and watermelon-colored worms. Anglers are finding the black bass along shelves in coves. Over the weekend, anglers using jointed swimbaits caught striped bass in the 10- to 27-pound range near Willow Beach. The lures were trout imitations. Stocked rainbow trout are biting near the fishing pier and below Willow Beach on night crawlers and PowerBait.

LAUGHLIN – Stripers are biting imitation trout and hard shad baits along Casino Row and downriver through the Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. The fish are averaging 2 to 3 pounds. Bluegill and green sunfish are biting on worms fished near the vegetation close to shore or in the shadows. Trout also are biting below Davis Dam and Big Bend. The fish are taking worms around 20 feet from shore.

LAS VEGAS URBAN PONDS – Slightly cooler temperatures are slowing down the action for warm water fish like catfish, bluegill and bass. Catfish are taking hotdogs and chicken gizzards. The Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked catfish at Sunset Park on Tuesday. The remaining plans were scheduled for Wednesday. The final catfish plant of the year is on tap for the end of October. Anglers are encouraged to discard of unwanted fishing line and tackle in the trash cans provided or in the yellow receptacles located in the parks.

KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Rainbow trout plants are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. Daytime highs in the 70s are providing excellent fishing conditions. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of bird hunting opportunities as well as fall fishing, which can be some of the best of the year.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Trout action has been good. Several anglers caught their limits during the past week. Bait fishermen did well using night crawlers and a mini marshmallow. Fly-fishers were catching both rainbows and crappie using Hares Ear Nymphs in olive or natural colorations. Nighttime temperatures are in the 30s, making trout fishing great throughout the day.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR- Weather is looking good for weekend anglers. Nighttime lows are projected to be in the low 40s. The water level remains low and shorelines are a bit muddy, but the fishing action off the dam remains good. Rainbow trout, crappie and small bass are taking a variety of lures off the top just after sunrise and again before sunset. Rainbow PowerBait and night crawlers have been working well of the bottom for trout.
UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS – Macroinvertebrate (aquatic insects) Survival Walk at Clark County Wetlands Park beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Sign up at https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education.

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Lake Mead: 28 Pound Striper Catch
Lake Mohave: Stripers and Catfish Are Biting Throughout the Lake
Colorado River - Laughlin: Anglers Catching a Variety of Fish
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Las Vegas Urban Ponds Fishing Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Fishing Action Has Been Good
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Echo Canyon Fishing Report
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report